Entries by Sandra Wiens

Changes to the Safer Families Grants Program allow easier access to grants of up to $2,000 for people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

The ACT Government’s Safer Families Grants are a critical component of the government’s Safer Families package announced in 2016.  These grants are available to assist people who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic and family violence to rebuild their lives, with a total of $409,000 in funding committed over four years in the 2018-19 budget. […]

Access to restorative justice expanded to victims of family violence and sexual offences

Minister for Justice, Shane Rattenbury announced that victims of family violence and sexual offences will now have access to the restorative justice process, following the commencement of phase three of the voluntary Restorative Justice Scheme. This will allow both victims and those responsible for offending the option to participate in a facilitated and supported conferencing […]


The ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) is calling for expressions of interest for appointment to two positions on the Domestic Violence Prevention Council.

The Council, which is established under the Domestic Violence Agencies Act 1986, has a number of functions including reducing the incidence of domestic violence offences in the ACT, improving […]